Coming in for an operation, procedure or delivery?

Burnside Hospital - Day of Surgery

On the day of your admission please:

  • Bathe or shower and wash your hair before arrival
  • Do NOT wear any chemicals, for example perfume, makeup, nail polish, hair spray, body lotion or deodorant
  • Wear loose comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Do NOT smoke or drink alcohol in the 24 hours prior to your surgery
  • Do NOT wear any jewellery (including body piercings)
  • Take medicines as advised by your treating doctor (if unsure, please clarify with your treating doctor)
  • Complete any special requirements requested by your doctor for example skin or bowel preparation.

Sleep Centre Patients:

Male Patients: the quality of the recording will improve if you shave before you leave home for your study. Bearded men - you DO NOT need to shave off your beard.

For All Patients

If you have any questions please telephone Burnside Hospital on (08) 8202 7222 during business hours 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Seek advice from an appropriately qualified health practitioner before proceeding with any procedure.
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Important update for patients and visitors regarding COVID-19

With SA Health announcing recently that we are in a new phase of COVID-19 pandemic, in consultation with members of the Medical Executive Committee, Burnside Hospital has implemented a restricted visitor policy effective from 15th March 2020.

Please read more about how we are restricting access to the hospital to keep our patients and staff safe.

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Important update for patients and visitors regarding COVID-19